Past Event


An unforeseen event happened to your borrower's business.  Don't worry, though.  You won't need to charge it off–if your documentation was adequate.  But how would you feel if it wasn't?

This course uses lecture and small group activities to cover basic collateral-related UCC issues that fall within the loan documentation process.  The participant will achieve a greater understanding of his or her loan documentation responsibilities and a greater sense of self-confidence regarding his or her ability to adequately perform loan documentation activities.  The emphasis of the course is on understanding the logic behind general documentation requirements rather than actual forms, highly-technical legal reasoning, or unusual documentation situations.


  • The nature and importance of collateral
  • Generalized Article 9 asset classifications
  • The Article 9 framework
  • Perfection through control
  • How to describe collateral and debtor when filing
  • Effects of changes and errors in financing statements
  • When, Whether, Where and What to file
  • Floating security interests: Future advances and after-acquired property
  • Challenges to priority: Federal tax liens and purchase money security interests
  • The special challenges of collateral proceeds
  • A brief discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of UCC insurance

This course does NOT cover real estate or agricultural loan documentation issues.

PARTICIPATNT: This is a principles course that is appropriate both for those who are just learning the documentation process and for those who wish to review basic loan documentation principles in a controlled, classroom setting.  This seminar is appropriate for lenders, analysts, credit committee members, loan reviewers, examiners, managers, and bank presidents.

INSTRUCTOR: John Reik of John Reik & Associates, a Minnesota based business training and consulting firm.  John has presented numerous RMA seminars since 1986 and has been a lecturer and Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Minnesota for over 40 years.  He also was senior trainer and manager of Credit and Finance Education for U.S. Bank for 8 years.

ITEMS TO BRING: Pencils and Calculator.
Note: We are unable to guarantee enough outlets for everyone to charge phones.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT: Survey participation is required to receive a certificate of completion for this course.  Please take the time to complete two short surveys; one will be sent immediately after and a second survey will be sent 30 days post-event.

EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations (and no-shows) will be not be refunded unless the instructor cancels the course.  If participant is unable to attend, the registration fee can be applied to a future RMA-MN local course.  Substitutions are allowed as long as the chapter administrator is notified 24 hours prior to the course, however any difference in the applicable registration fee will be requested.




Thursday, Apr 25, 2019


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Sunrise Banks - Corporate Headquarters, St. Paul

2525 Wabash Ave
St. Paul Minnesota 55114